I had lunch today with a friend and an acquaintance. It was a fine lunch and we had some catching up to do. However, after leaving and heading home the one thing that struck me about this lunch is how some people spend so much time talking and almost no time listening.
In fact, this lunch was based more on borderline gossiping than anything else.
Now, I am far from perfect in this regard, but I do know a gossip when I hear one.
I was exhausted listening.
Came across this little pearl of wisdom: "God gave us two ears but only one mouth. Some people say that's because He wanted us to spend twice as much time listening as talking. Others claim it's because He knew that listening was twice as hard".
I think he was really on to something there!! Wouldn't you agree?
I vow, to spend more time listening, and less time talking!
Have a beautiful Wednesday dear friends.
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